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Iomega Prestige 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive 35183 (Dark Gray)
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- Fast - Transfer files faster than ever before (requires USB 3.0 computer for best performance)
- Stylish & Durable - Compact and in a black brushed finish; sturdy metal construction that includes stand
- Secure - Iomega Protection Suite Software included at no additional charge (via download)
- Encryption - AES 256-bit hardware encryption is built-in to secure your data at home, in the office or at school
- Warranty - 3 year limited warranty with product registration
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If you're just going to use this to hold files and don't mind manually transferring and re-transferring files should something happen to your computer, this is fine. But for the price, I expect more.
As can be seen in the photos for this product, all the connections are on the back of the unit, as well as a physical power switch. Power is supplied by an external wall transformer with an output of 12V at 1.5A.
Getting the drive operational on a 64-bit Windows 7 PC was very easy and straightforward. Attach the power cord, the USB cable, and flip the power switch. After a short spin-up, the drive appears in the list of available drives in Windows. Windows responds with the normal dialog about browsing the drive's contents, but there is also a second dialog that appears for something called "Virtual CD" which is a separate virtual drive that is xxx in size. This partition contains a 83 MB file that appears to allow for encryption on the drive.
Transfer rates for the Iomega drive via a USB 2.0 connection are on par with the Western Digital WD Elements 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive. On a single large file (~1GB), write speed was 17.9 MB/s and read speed was 34 MB/s. On a set of 813 files totalling 1.09 GB, the write speed was 13.1 MB/s and read speed was 57.9 MB/s. Unfortunately, I was not able to test transfers using the USB 3.0 capability of this drive.
Power consumption is quite good on this unit. I was pleased to see that when powered up but not plugged into a PC, the drive consumed less power than could be measured by my KillAWatt meter (less than 0.1 W).Read more ›
Pro's: The drive connects and transfers files phenomenally (I'm getting -+28mbs transfer speeds). It also shuts down and powers up with your system (but this can be buggy as I'll explain). That's about it, if you would like it to do more than that you're going to be out of luck.
- First thing I noticed was my system would hang upon boot when the drive was not physically turned off. So I turned it off by the power switch and the system would boot properly. I tried swapping the USB ports, reformatting the drive didn't make a difference. To fix I had to go into the bios and disable USB storage device detection, simple enough but I was wanted to avoid the latter as it's best for systems to work such things out for themselves.
- The drive does not work well with Windows Media Center. WMC has a problem reading files from it and should I start to play a movie it will do all sorts of odd things. Pictures can be slow and music will periodically hang if you try to select another song.
- Executing files from the drive is tricky. If you try installing a saved program from the drive it will eventually install but will take a long time as will saving a file from a program to the drive. As an IT professional I know at some point an installation/save will fail.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolute garbage....works great for about 6 months then breaks down and loses your dataPublished 6 months ago by CP3
excellent external hard drive for storing data or backup stuff . easy to use , I've been using these for about 6 years and never had any problems with these units . great quality .Published 15 months ago by Jeff Lester
This Hard Drive is not safe for any of your files. Some of the files that you save on it are fine, but most are corrupted for some reason. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sarah Duffy
Seemed nicely made when unboxed new. More solid feeling than the plasticky competition. Turns out looks were skin deep. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joe Austin
had to install upgraded port first... backed up but have not tried to access the information yetPublished 18 months ago by me
Excellent team all good, I arrive at its stipulated time.Published 19 months ago by Rafael Mosquera
Horrible product, not only is it overpriced, but it also failed to format and eventually broke. I can no longer paste files into the device, don't waste your time here folks. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Victor